CANTERBURY JUBILEE SHOW.
HOW THE PENINSULA WAS REPRESENTED.
Ifc would be hard (o realise that the chief ports in New Zealand were partially paralysed, and that a great industrial warfare was going on, when one considers the sucoes9ful way in whioh the Canterbury A. and P. Association carried out their Jubilee Show last week. The Canterbury Show is, of course, representative of the province, and in it Backs Peninsula exhibitors play no small part, and rightly so, as the Peninsula is one of the richest portions-of the province in pastures, besides being] the first part of Canterbury where cattle where bred, and should be able to produce stock of the first quality. Mr W F. Parkinson, o£ Kaituna, is vice president of the Association, The attendance at the Show was most satisfactory, though not a record* The estimate for 1911 was 85,000,'f0r 1919 89,000, and on the same basis the attendance on the third day tbia year was 88,000, whiob is excellent. The gate takings on the second day of 1912' were £268 11s 6d, and on People's Day £1504 18s 6d; the takings on the" second day this year were £274 la 9d, and on people's day £1428 18s Bd. The totals are £1773 10a and £1703 03 6d, though some further receipts have to come. There was a good attendance of Peninsula people, the Show trains be. ing well filled. This is very satisfactory evidence that the Banka Peninsula A. and P. Association should by no means lose any of its usual patronage, even if the strike should continue. PENINSULA BULLOCK TEAMS , DISPLAY.
A special feature of the Canterbury Show wa3 an exhibition of bullock teams from Banks Peninsula, described in Faturday's "Press" as follows: — ': A novel feature at the Show this year was a parade on the oval of bul lock teams from tbe Peninsula,. The parade proved very popular, being watched with the greatest interest by many hundreds of spectators . Each team consisted of eight bullocks bar nesaed to a lorry in command of a driver, armed with a whip many yards long, with which be flayed unmercifully the beasts when they refused to do his bidding. It can be only after witnessing a bullock team at work that one can properly under stand the phrase «as thick as a bul lock's hide. . They say a driver cannot make a bullock team work without a plentiful supply of strong and lurid i language, and there were critical periods on Thursday when the crowd hung with eager expectation on the Coming torrent that threatened to pour from the drivers' mouths, but in each instance the crisis was averted, the swelling tide was checked, and! the onlookers relapsed into disappointed chagrin, There were two competitions, one, the best team of eight bullocks, find the other, the best handled team of eight bullocks. Mr R, Latter was tbe judge. There were three entries, It was truly remarkable how the drivers controlled tbe beasts, taking them round all sorts of difficult corners with no further assist
nee than a constant reiteration of Whoa, whoa back, Dick I , and a ilentiful supply ol the sjambok, which ell unmercifully upon the hides of be stubborn brutes. Reins were loticeable by their absence, the whip lid all the guiding, It was a great exhibition E. and J, C. Hay (Pigeon Bay) won the honours for the best) ;eam of bullocks, with W. F. Parkinson (Kaituna) second, and John Chapman (Little River) third, , John Chapman's team was declared to be the best haudled, with W F. Parkinson's second, and E. and JO. Hay's third." PENINSULA EXHIBITS, In the classes for Englieh Leicester rams and English Leicester ewes Hon. R. H. Rhodes carried off a number of prizes, besides having the champion English Leicester ewe. Mr Rhodes also took all the prizes for red polled cattle, In the class factory-made cheese fit for export the Okain's Factory won the first prize, and the Le Bon's Bay Factory second prize. Mr James Wright, of French Fara?, won the prize for farmers'cheese and second prize for the class for whole milk soft mild cheese, , In the saddle horse classes Me Leonard Parkinson first prize for best walking back, and first prize for best troop horse. The results were : — BULLOCK TEAM. Judge; Mr R.Aattor—Bullock team of eight, shown wornng a waggon : E. and J. O. Hay 1, W. F. Parkinson 2, John Chap, man 3. Best handled team of eight bill* looks shown in waggon: John Chapman 1, .W. F. Parkinson 2, IS. and J. C. Hay 3. PENINSULA PRIZE-WINNERS. SUEKF. Penineula exhibitors wore cot represented in the sheep classes to a great extent. The Hon. R, H, Rhodes in the English Leicester classes won—Ewe, above 28 months, with lamb; R. Heaton Rhodes 1, v ho, and champion. Above 16 months and under 28 months, with lamb: R. Heaton Rhodes 1, 2, ho, and reserve champion. Under IS months: R. Heaton Rhodes 1. Tbe feature of the English Leicester classes was the great performance of the ewe shown by the don. R, Heaton Rhodes, who did well to beat such a renowned ewe breeder as Bit Kelland. CATTLE. Si|oim?oßNs. Judges: Messrs B, Hay, Ohriatohuroh, and J. M. Baxter, Pukekobe. A year, before the sovereignty of the I Dominton was declared, and ere the flag wa3 hoisted at Akaroa, the barquo Eleanor, Captain W. B. Rhodes landed there a herd of cattle bred by Mr Peter McQueen, of Hunter R'ver, New South Wales, Several were purebred, and all gained a reputation for milking qualities from Messrs R. E. and ft, Rhodes, E, and J. Hay, F Sinclair, and others whose farme they remained on for some years Four years later Messrs W. and J, Deans, of Riooarton, obtained a oonsigm ment of breeding Shorthorns from Australia, and a little later Messrs Greenwood Brothers established a herd at Motunau, It is generally conceded that Mr J, Sγ Caverhill. whose bull Regicide heads tbe prize liet of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society's was the first breeder to establish a purebred strain, and before its dispersal his was the largest herd held by one owner. Rep . Pojw-ep, The Hon. R, H. Rhodes contributed to the attraction of the Show with hie handsome Red Polls, which were one of its features. In the class for bulls, three, including The Prawn, were recipients of prizes. In the yearlings bulls the imported Cubata was adjudged first prize winner. In the oows and heifers the cheit award went to Daisy Girt 3rd. Iα the yearling heifers Daisy by The Prawn was first with Winsome 10th Beoond. Holsiein Friesuns. ' Mr J. 0. Coop was an exhibitor in this i class of cattle, and his exhibits were only ■ beaten by the excellent company they were in. FAT CATTLE, Bullocks, four years: MoClelland Bros, 1. J. E. Ferguson 2. t-teer, three years: J. Ei Ferguson I and 2. Two years: J. 10. Ferguson 1 and 2. Cow or heifer, four years; I J, E. Fergnaon 1 and 2. CHEESE. Tbe Peninsula was well to the fore in export in oheese and farmers' classed, ac thi
following,' r.'Mi'U «Mio*v. .li>"!?e: Uo-trn. inenb grader—Expert:-Okftlns lUy D.v y " PrtOtory Co. 1, 1. Hon'a Bay Dairy 00. 2 J...!*-* : Mes«« P. W P ercj and John Hmuv.-F* ''"'.v :Ja >'pp Wright 1 and 2: Whole mi;k soft mild : Canterbury Central Co operative Dairy Co. 1, Jamos Wright, jr., 2. HONEY. The honey neotion was an interesting one, although not » very large one. I'am tt and Bray, of Duvauohelle. were thfi pnncpal exhibitor. The results of the clasaea are :-• Judges: Mesara A. Ireland and W. A. Si lift fant-Bxtraoted, in 21b bottles: Mrs John *• Beatty 1, Barrett and Bray 2. Four lib boxeß : Barrett and B.ray 1, In bar frames : Barrett and Bray 1. *" SADDLE HORSES. In tho Saddle horaea class Mr Leonard Par- ' kin On wnu a prominent przo winner. Uβ was eppo'nted a pr m winner in the followIn* oU>8"8: - ■Roads** or back, up to II flttL. JHSelbvl.Mssß-GMRRl.Lonfld Parkfnson 3 Bo* walking back : Leonard Parkinaon, I. B.:at (our of mounted rifles. Servant Parkinson'a team 1 (only.Jhree horeee present. priz« eubj-et to committee). Troop horse: Leonard Paikinson I.
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CANTERBURY JUBILEE SHOW., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 18 November 1913
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